Brett Deledio is in tears and is being chaired off the ground. Interesting. Is this the end for him? Maybe he has injured himself and won’t be able to play again this year. The retiring star is very emotional.
So the Giants live to fight another day! They will face either the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba or Richmond at the MCG next week in a cut-throat semi-final.
As for the Bulldogs, their season has come to a very disappointing end.
It was an absolute shellacking the end. So much so, that the 58-point margin probably flattered the Bulldogs in the end!
The Giants finished up dominating the inside 50s 76-37, contested possessions 167-125, scoring shots 33-15, disposals 395-319, clearances 47-35, marks 78-64 and hitouts 45-37.
GWS Giants3.5, 6.9, 12.11, 16.17 (113)
W.Bulldogs2.0, 5.5, 7.6, 8.7 (55)
GWS Giants:Finlayson 3, Greene 3, Kelly 3, Lloyd 2, Himmelberg 2, Cameron 2, Whitfield
W.Bulldogs:Naughton 2, Suckling, McLean, English, Schache, Richards, Lloyd
GWS Giants:Hopper 30, Whitfield 29, Taranto 28, Shaw 25, Cameron 25
W.Bulldogs:Macrae 32, Lipinski 24, Hunter 24
Sam Lloyd gets a late consolation prize for the Dogs and ends the Giants’ run of eight consecutive goals.
EIGHT GWS GOALS IN A ROW!!
Kelly adds more insult to injury for the Doggies and he joins Finlayson and Toby Greene on three goals. What a smashing this is!
SEVEN GWS GOALS IN A ROW!
The punishment continues!
Cordy gives away the free kick for holding Cameron in the marking contest and the Coleman Medalist becomes the Giants’ sixth multiple goalkicker.
GWS have been in control for the vast majority of the match and they are dominating the inside 50s 72-28, contested possessions 153-113, scoring shots 30-13, disposals 337-275 and clearances 43-29.
They also lead the marks 60-55 and hitouts 40-31.
Leading disposals:Macrae 28, Whitfield 27, Hopper 27, Taranto 25
Leading rebounds 50:Young 8, Duryea 8, Cordy 6, Suckling 6